• Rossignol S3 Koopman 2009

      • Review by DW. on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        love it. 9/10

        Performance

        Well I think I kind of covered this in the other section, but these skis have performed awesome for me. They aren't a symmetrical on the tip and tail, but I'm pretty sure that as it has reverse sidecut in the tip and tail, so I believe the contact points actually ARE symmetrical. When I took these skis to the shop, I asked for them to be center mounted which they did not do unfortunately, but I think that because the tail has less rocker than the tip, it actually in the middle of the two contact points, just not from the actual tip and tail. The only thing that erks me is the bases. Recently, they have been going incredibly slowly, and been super grabby, although that may be because my friend waxed them, so he might have waxed them with the wrong temperature wax.

        Design

        The graphics on these skis are one of the sickest IMO. I really hate some of the crazy flash graphics on some of the skis today (granted, there are also some incredibly sick graphics), so I have never gotten tired of the black and white. Who would?

        Value

        I don't know how much was payed for these skis, as they were a gift, so I don't know if they were a good deal. But considering how much I like them, I'd say they were!

        Fit

        I'm pretty content with the fit of these skis. When I bought them half way or three quarters of the way through last season, they fit me perfectly. However, I am a teenager, and teenagers tend to grow a little. If I were to buy these skis again, I think I would have gone with a bigger size (I've got the 177, and I'm 6'0, 150 lbs), since they ski even shorter with the early rise, but it's not much of a problem, and I actually enjoy the playfulness and ability to make shorter turns.

        Characteristics

        I absolutely love these skis, as long as I'm not charging too hard. So buttery, they just make it incredibly easy to put them up on their tips. My friends legitimately comment on them all of the time, saying how buttery and fun they look. Even though they are quite soft (they're a semi powder ski), I've never had a problem with not being able to stomp tricks or go fast.

        Durability

        The durability for these skis is definitely not a standout. The top sheet's aren't like burnt paper or anything, but I have gotten some chips where the sidewall meets the topsheet. Also the bases are a little prone to scratches, but I think that's expected, as these are my only skis, so I use them for jumps/rails/jibbing etc.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • S3 Koopman
    • Manufacturer:
    • Rossignol
    • Year:
    • 2009
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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